Caine reads Kipling

Traditional poetry is not all love, daffodils, and nightingales. It can on rare occasions offer solid practical advice, as in Rudyard Kipling’s “If–”

These four lines especially resonate with me:

“If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same…”

I came across this reading by Michael Caine. He delivers the poem without hamming it up, letting the words speak for themselves. Well done sir.

Rudyard Kipling – If – Michael Caine